Thursday, July 05, 2007

Sushi part2

The recommendation set course, Osusume set in Japanese, at a sushi restaurant in Tokyo, contains 12 pieces of sushi and chefs cook them in order. The order and kinds of sushi change up to shops and seasons. At this shop, the first is a small squared piece of rolled egg, the second is chu-toro, the third is mako-garei and the fourth is Uni.(See the previous post.)

Now, let's continue where we left off!

Sushi, Kyoto
The fifth is Zuke, soaked red tuna in the mixture of sake and soy sauce about 30 minutes. Zuke is a kind of tuna, just like chu-toro, but less fat and more salty than chu-toro. In those days, Zuke was more popular than chu-toro, medium fatty tuna, otoro, high fatty tuna. But now chu-toro and otoro is more popular.

Sushi, Kyoto
The sixth is Miru-gai, a kind of shell. Any course menus at sushi bars usually contain a piece of shell sushi. This shell is very popular one, along with Red shell, Akagai in Japanese. This shell of the shop feels a softer touch than usual and so fresh to dance on rice!! I wish I could take the movie of this dancing shell.

Sushi, Kyoto
The seventh is Mekajiki, or Kajiki-maguro. This is said to be a kind of tuna but lower fat than red tuna so very healthy. The fish is now, during June to August, in season. This goes well with not soy sauce itself but soy sauce added with vinegar and citrus juice.

Sushi, Kyoto
The eighth is white little shrimp, Shiro-ebi in Japanese. On the rice are put many little shrimps. This is creamy, succulent and a little sweeter than normal shrimp.

Oh, it is time to finish and the rest is tomorrow...


At 7/05/2007 11:10 PM, Blogger Emily Lin said...

I LOVE sashimi. They are my all-time-favorite! You pictures are making me really hungry now! I heard that sushi in Japan is even expensive than some main-course dishes, right? I think it's because it's hand made and still with some "heat" on it? [the heat from the hand of sifu]

At 7/06/2007 3:09 AM, Blogger TeamSplashi said...

We LOVE sushi/sashimi/,miso soup .. and all that is there ( well not eal)
Thank you for great photos.

At 7/06/2007 4:32 AM, Anonymous Raquel said...

Hi Macky =O))

Woww, fantastic this short report about delicious Sushi =O)). I have a doubt, are they kinds of nigiri, aren't they?.

Thanks for let us know more about this topic =O)).


At 7/06/2007 7:01 AM, Blogger poody said...

I gort turned onto sushi when I lived in hawaii. Before that I thought all raw fish was bait! But boy, did I learn fast. I miss sushi here in Texas and even though we have sushi bars here in Austin I am afraid to eat it because I do not know how fresh it really is as the nearest ocean is about 3 hours away and kind of effulent!

At 7/08/2007 2:19 PM, Blogger macky said...

Thanks for the comments and enjoying my blog!!

Sushi course as a dinner is very expensive and if you would like to eat delicious sushi at a traditional sushi bar, it will cost you twice as the price at Tsukiji market in the morning. But sushi-go-round restaurant, kaiten-sushi ya in Japanese, is more reasonable than the traditional one.

Yes, this is nigiri sushi and the you will see the photo of Te"maki" sushi:-))


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